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Monty Python's 10 funniest sketches

As a Monty Python treasure-trove arrives on Netflix – including Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and Monty Python's Flying Circus – it's the perfect moment to look back at 10 of the very best sketches from the masters of surreal comedy.<p>1. The Dead Parrot<p>Arguably the most famous, most …

How to Offer a Master Class in Solution Focused Thinking | Inc.com

Recently, I spoke with a small business owner who talked about the spirited, sometimes fiery debates he would have with his two co-founders about the various challenges they faced in their business. He shared that early in the company's history, these debates would turn into arguments and personal …

Team Building

Ford just revealed the pickup truck we've all been waiting for

Say hello to the all-new Ford Ranger pickup.<p>Ford unveiled the truck on Sunday, just as the 2018 Detroit auto show was kicking off. To say that this thing was hotly anticipated is an understatement. Perhaps the only other new product that has gotten Ford fans as excited in recent years is the …

Autos

After 8-year hiatus, Ford Ranger returns to US in 2019

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford made the wrong bet on small pickup trucks in 2011. It hopes to put things right — and win back customers — with the 2019 …

Autos

Research: Why 70 Percent of Employees Aren't Working to Their Full Potential Comes Down to 1 Simple Reason | Inc.com

According to Gallup research, an astounding 70 percent of U.S. employees are not showing up to work fully committed to deliver their best performance. Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of those workers are basically sleepwalking through their day, and 18 percent of them are busy acting out their …

Employee Engagement

Why You Can Focus in a Coffee Shop but Not in Your Open Office

A few years ago, during a media interview for one of my books, my interviewer said something I still ponder often. Ranting about the level of distraction in his open office, he said, “That’s why I have a membership at the coworking space across the street — so I can focus.”<p>While I fully support the …

New Animated Portraits by Romain Laurent Explore Quirky Isolated Movements | Colossal

<p>French photographer and director Romain Laurent (previously here and here) started making portrait-based GIFs as a way to produce work outside his …

5 Alexa skills to try this week – 9/30/17

Here’s a hand-picked selection of five popular, new, or noteworthy Alexa skills worth trying. There are now more than 25,000 voice apps in the Alexa Skills Store, Amazon announced earlier this week.<p>This was perhaps the most prolific week of developments for Alexa device owners since the launch of …

5 Productivity Blogs You Should Read Every Day

The Internet is full of exciting information, including resources offering tips and step-by-step guidelines on doing almost anything. Over the past …

Productivity

A lonely look at Batman, Vader, Gollum and other sci-fi icons (pictures)

Comic Books

Book Review: Depression Delusion by Terry Lynch, MD, MA

In this truly remarkable — and meticulously researched — volume, Dr. Lynch annihilates psychiatry's cherished chemical imbalance theory of …

Meet Wrike, Your Online Project Management Software Tool

Following up with your team is one of the most dreaded tasks as a project manager. Planning a project, delegating it, and setting deadlines can …

Project Management

40 maps that explain the Roman Empire - Vox

The rise and fall of Rome<p>In 500 BC, Rome was a minor city-state on the Italian peninsula. By 200 BC, the Roman Republic had conquered Italy, and over the following two centuries it conquered Greece and Spain, the North African coast, much of the Middle East, modern-day France, and even the remote …

Samsung's next big thing is a free trial program for iPhone owners

You know Samsung isn't afraid to taunt Apple with ads. But now, in the name of marketing, the South Korean company is introducing a program that aims to lure users away from the iPhone. With Ultimate Test Drive, Samsung's giving owners of Apple's smartphone the chance to try its new Galaxy Note 5 …

Hands-on the PLAYBULB LED Bluetooth Candle

I don't use candles often unless the power goes out or I'm enjoying some Frasier Fir scents during the holidays. The PLAYBULB LED Bluetooth Candle …

Decorations

Motorola Moto G 2015 review

Motorola calls it the Moto G (3rd Generation), but we know it as the Moto G 2015. Whatever you call it, Motorola’s latest entry-level smartphone bumps up the features but keeps the affordable price tag. From additional durability to a more premium design, this year’s Moto G continues where the 2014 …

Mobile Technology

26 of The Best Collaboration Apps for Your Team

Remote team collaboration is becoming much more easier and better. The growth of cloud apps has made it easy for business professionals to do …

Project Management

Raiding the Lost Ark: The Ultimate Raiders Companion

In 2012, Jamie Benning completed a masterpiece: <i>Raiding the Lost Ark</i>, a feature-length behind-the-scenes look at <i>Raiders of the Lost Ark</i>. Combining …

How to manage your time like a boss

The Web is flooded with countless strategies for maximizing productivity and increasing efficiency. Tools for productivity flood our phones’ app stores.<p>Currently, there are 1,594,374 apps available for download in the Google Play store, according to AppBrain. Of those apps, the second highest …

Time Management

On 40th anniversary, 40 reasons to still dig Rush

Rush's 'Clockwork Angels Tour' at MGM Grand<p>As someone far wiser than me once said, “Freeze this moment a little bit longer. Make each sensation a …

Las Vegas

Gizmodo on Twitter: "Windows Search doesn't suck any more http://t.co/ibPjFuM3y3 http://t.co/MUW0zv2OeS"

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[No Ice Cream For You] The Latest Version Of Google Maps Has A Hilarious Easter Egg

You've been driving for two hours, and you've got at least two more. You're tired of sitting behind the wheel and you want to stop and stretch your …

Google Maps

In big move, Accenture will get rid of annual performance reviews and rankings

As of September, one of the largest companies in the world will do all of its employees and managers an enormous favor: It will get rid of the annual performance review.<p>Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme told The Washington Post that the professional services firm, which employs hundreds of thousands of …

Employment

Nova Launcher may be the best thing that ever happened for Android

Android is built in a way that allows "core" portions of the operating system to be replaced with applications written by a third party. That is, …

Art student acquires huge social media following, launching career while at high school

Talented teenager Kate Powell has shared her Art projects on social media platforms since she was fifteen years old. She currently has over 12,000 …

Google created a plugin to let you edit and save Drive files directly from Microsoft Office

Google may have its own popular suite of office apps, but that doesn’t mean it’s not aware Microsoft Office is still important for many users, Today the company is launching an Office plugin that allows you to directly load and edit Google Drive documents from within Microsoft’s productivity …

Software

I Regret My iPhone 6, Now I Want Android

I never thought I needed an iPhone, until I did — until all my friends had them and I listened to music all day, every day, everywhere. But that was …

Google Search

17 Simple Habits That Make You Look More Professional | Inc.com

<i>(A quick note before we get started. I wrote the following in response to reader feedback to another column: 10 Bad Habits That Make You Look Really Unprofessional. This post is the counterpoint to that one.)</i><p>Here's a story from about 15 years ago. I was traveling from Seattle to Yakima for work, …

Self-awareness